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Lockdown leads to surge in liquor prices in ‘black markets’ as alcoholics defy restrictions to score a peg
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Bootleggers claim the police is being extremely strict with the lockdown and sourcing liquor illegally has become a big challenge.

Coronavirus: Govt wants Shiv Bhojan meals sold cheaper, but in Pune, most centres shut
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

In Pune, six of the 14 Shiv Bhojan centres shut since the lockdown; district administration now directs operators to open them.

Over 16,000 who moved to villages from Mumbai, Pune in recent weeks quarantined at home
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Earlier this week, the district administration had directed village-level and taluka-level authorities to ensure that those who have travelled from big cities remain at home and observe the guidelines issued by authorities about home quarantine.

Pune: Anti-CAA protests called off temporarily amid COVID-19 outbreak
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Protesters at Kondhwa and Mominpura say they will be back 'as soon as normalcy returns'.

Coronavirus: No system in place for disposal of used face masks
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

In Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, the masks -- especially single-use ones -- are being dumped by users with their household garbage and being picked up by wastepickers unknowingly.

At Pune station: Anxious passengers, long queues and ‘check-up’ desks for escaping COVID-19 patients
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Railway officers said based on the crowd on Saturday, they will take a decision on whether to operate extra trains on Sunday, when the country is scheduled to observe a ‘Janata Curfew’, as per an appeal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pune: Every passenger coming from abroad to undergo compulsory 24-hour quarantine from tomorrow
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Until now, the policy adopted in case of passengers of international flights was to screen them for COVID-19 related symptoms and examine their recent travel history.

Pune: Public in disarray over contradictory statements by administration on COVID-19 measures
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus in Pune: The PMC has ordered the head of the civic anti-encroachment department “to implement the district administration's directions” to ensure closure of places that attract a large crowd.

Inspired by South Korean app, Pune launches web portal to bring 6,000 under self-quarantine
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The portal www.idsp.mkcl.org, will require residents to create an account with their mobile number and submit, every 12 hours, details of their travel history, health observations and precautions they are taking.

Pune: Collector warns housing societies against harassment of COVID-19 patients, families
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

“Contracting coronavirus is not a sin. It’s just a form of flu and anyone can contract it," said Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram.

Inside corona control unit: Handling hundreds of queries from across state
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Since it was established on March 5, the helpline at the state Health Department in Pune has received thousands of calls from people across the state. The volume of calls has gone up since the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was detected in the city on March 9.

Coronavirus updates March 10: 14 more cases reported from Kerala, Karnataka, Pune; 58 Indians brought back from Iran
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The first batch of 58 Indians was brought back from Iran, one of the countries worst-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, where the death toll surged to 237 on Tuesday.

Pune sees sharp dip in child sex ratio
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

The data, obtained from PMC’s health department, is based on births reported to PMC by various hospitals under its jurisdiction. It also shows that the child sex ratio at birth stood at 927 in 2018 and 926 in 2017.

How Muslim ghettos came about in Delhi
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

From 'Muslim Zones' needing protection from violence in 1947 to 'unhygienic pockets requiring beautification' in 1970s to "terrorist hide-outs" post 2000s.

Pune: Stuck for a decade, Sassoon’s super-specialty facility gets Rs 41 crore push
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Envisaged in 2008, the facility was supposed to be operational by 2011-12. It was delayed by about eight years due to lack of funds and government apathy.

‘Green Maharashtra’ initiative: 38 out of 59 participating govt agencies fail to submit survival report for a single sapling
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

According to the programme, the survival reports of seedlings planted between July 1 and September 30 last year were to be uploaded to the portal launched by the state Forest department to monitor the drive.

Explained: Did India deal differently with Muslim refugees after Partition?
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed Jawaharlal Nehru had asked then Chief Minister of Assam Gopinath Bardoloi to differentiate between 'refugee' and a 'Muslim immigrant' when they came to India.

Pune: Three picked up on suspicion of being Bangladeshis turn out to be Indians
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

The incident took place on Saturday morning when about 50 MNS workers, led by party leader Rahul Gawli, barged into a building in Balajinagar area of Dhankavadi.

Pune: MNS workers raid homes of 3 men, cops detain them over ‘illegal Bangladeshi’ suspicion
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

One of the men claimed the cops called up his mother in Hooghly, and asked her to get local policemen to confirm that he was her son and an Indian.

Pune to Nashik by train in two hours: Semi high speed corridor project to become reality by 2024
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Last week, the Central Railway gave its go-ahead for the revised detailed project report (DPR) prepared by MRIDC. The agency will now seek approval from the Railway Board and Maharashtra government to start work on the 231.716-km double line.

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